SAN DIEGO – The makers of certain models of Android-powered smartphones are accused of using a San Diego company's patented technology without a license.
InfoGation Corp. filed a complaint on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against the Huawei Device USA Inc., Huawei Device Co. LTD, and Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co. alleging patent infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it is the owner of a patent titled Mobile Navigation System Operating with a Remote Server, or patent '843. The plaintiff holds Huawei Device USA Inc., Huawei Device Co. LTD, and Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., responsible because the some models of the defendants' smartphones allegedly use the plaintiff's patented technology for navigation features.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary damages, interest, permanent injunction, all legal fees, and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Michael L. Kirby and Heather W. Schallhorn of Kirby & Kirby LLP in San Diego and by representatives of Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP in Washington, D.C.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00647-WQH-BGS